Planning a trip to Staithes? Here’s our top Staithes Cottages for your consideration.
Staithes began life as a fishing port on the North Sea Coast of Yorkshire, a working village that makes a lovely relaxing holiday break for anyone enjoying sea air with the North York Moors National Park on the doorstep. The beach, rock pools, the chance of finding fossils and paths along the cliff top all add to Staithes’ attraction. The original settlement was built in a sheltered cove below cliffs and with so much pleasant accommodation for rent, weekend and longer, you can forget any pressures in your daily life for a while.
There are a number of interesting walks; Boulby Cliffs are nearby and Cowbar Nab is a headland with a few houses forming a tiny village. The Cleveland Way up to Skinningrove passes the remains of former industry, the alum mines which employed anyone not involved in fishing. Today, birdwatchers delight in the seabirds nesting on the cliffs and after an active day, it is nice to know that those wanting to dine out have some choice in Staithes. Fish is certainly an excellent choice and it is available fresh from the sea if you prefer to self-cater.
The Lifeboat Station is open to the public and with Staithes well-known for its artists over the years, you are certain to enjoy the Gallery in the High Street. They have managed to capture the beauty of the district beautifully. Staithes Festival each September is a time when visitors can see the latest art while wandering the maze of streets that is Staithes.
If your appetite has been whetted to spend a few days in Staithes, here are some accommodation ideas for you; Staithes cottages are readily available and easy to book.
Mulgrave Cottage is one of two on the same site which can be booked together for larger groups, up to around 10 people. A very short walk out of Staithes in Dalehouse, they are located on a farm and have lovely views over the surrounding countryside.
The cottage was once part of the milking parlour of the farm, L-shaped open plan downstairs with kitchen and dining area and with the option of having a downstairs bedroom with wet room for disabled or less mobile and 2 bedrooms upstairs. There is ample off-road parking available.
Post Box Cottage
Post Box Cottage joins Mulgrave and when booked together, a large group can have up to six bedrooms with Post Box having two single bedrooms.
Children will love being amongst the farm animals that they will be able to see from the Cottages. The walking and cycling trails from the Farm are a real joy with Staithes just a short walk away as well.
Old Joiners Shop
As the name suggests, Old Joiners Shop is a conversion, a lovely little cottage ideal for couples. It has an open plan ground floor with a full equipped kitchen and comfortable seating area.
French windows lead to a relaxing stone terrace and lovely views. There is plenty of storage space and a sliding door leads to the bedroom and large walk-in shower.
Grimes Nook is a lower ground floor apartment converted from the store area of an old fisherman’s cottage. Above, there is a two-storey cottage incidentally.
It is open-plan with wood burning stove, beams and lovely stone walls. The double bedroom has a large shower room. There is a small patio outside with a bench for simply sitting to enjoy an early coffee before setting out for the day.
This Grade II listed terrace cottage has excellent views from its elevated position over rooftops to the Harbour. It is ideal accommodation for a small family.
There is a large sitting room with wood panels, beams and exposed stone. There is a dining area with well-equipped kitchen and upstairs two bedrooms. You will find a small courtyard to the rear, entirely private.
Safe Harbour Cottage
This end-terrace cottage is ideal for small families or friends. It is open-plan on the ground floor with a good modern kitchen, dining and seating area.
Upstairs there is a bedroom with king-sized bed, a double bedroom and a further room with adult bunks. Patio areas add to the quality of this delightful cottage.
This 18th Century Grade II cottage was once home to fishermen. Its renovation has made it into lovely comfortable accommodation for today’s holidaymaker whilst losing none of its character.
The sitting room has wooden floors, beams and a lovely open fire in a cast iron surround. There are books, games and DVDs for guest use. The kitchen is well-equipped with a breakfast bar and family bathroom leading off it.
There are two bedrooms upstairs, the double with views to the sea. You can enjoy the bench outside just to watch the world go by.
This end terrace former fisherman’s cottage in on Staithes’ High Street. Downstairs is an open-plan living area with a modern kitchen and wood burner.
The floor is tiled and all furnishings are comfortable. There are three bedrooms on two floors. Both doubles provide flexibility with additional day beds while one of the is en-suite with a shower room.
The family bathroom has a tiled floor and a bath if you want to soak after a busy day.
Waycot is another renovated fisherman’s cottage, terraced accommodation great for a break in Staithes. The renovation has ensured it has retained its original character with beamed ceiling and winding stairs.
The sitting room has multi-fuel stove with a kitchenette for self-caterers. The accommodation is over 3 floors with a double bedroom, a further bedroom that can be double or twin on request and a bathroom with bath.
Benjamin’s is a mid-terrace cottage close to Staithes harbour. It is two-bedroomed so ideal for a small family or group of friends. The sitting room has a wood burner with the dining area opposite.
The kitchen has everything guests might need for self-catering with the family bathroom with bath next door. On the first floor you will find a king-sized double bedroom to the front and a second double to the rear, overlooking the fields.
There is also a courtyard outside to relax.
River is a semi-detached sandstone cottage in Dalehouse close to Staithes. The renovation provides a dining area with French windows leading to a decked courtyard, and a sitting room looking over the woods.
The bathroom includes a bath with shower above. The kitchen is well-equipped while of the two bedrooms, one is a double and the second a twin.
This semi-detached cottage is on the bottom two floors of a chapel conversion. There is a wood burning stove in the spacious sitting area located in a stone fireplace.
The original beams and wooden floors are still a feature. The modern kitchen leads off from the sitting room and there is a gravelled outside area to enjoy as well. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, the double having an exposed stone wall.
Bramla is in a narrow passageway, an 18th Century fisherman’s cottage located just a few paces from the harbour beach. There is a comfortable sitting area with steps down into the kitchen, contemporary yet with the character of pine and quarry tiles.
The modern bathroom with bath and shower is on the first floor together with a double bedroom with sea views. Up another flight of stairs is the second bedroom, a twin.
This stone end-terrace cottage has retained its charm after renovation. Beams and stone walls greet guests as they enter the open-plan living area which includes a multi-fuel stove.
There is a well-equipped kitchen and fold -up dining table. The two bedrooms are up the stairs, a double on the first floor and further one in the eaves on the second floor. The bathroom has bath and shower.
Anyone planning to visit Staithes in a very large group can actually book accommodation for up to 18 if they book well in advance because there are 3 cottages together.
The Barn is one, offering lovely views over the moors. It is a conversion from farm buildings and has retained its original charm. The outdoor areas are an added advantage to this cottage of travertine floors, wooden beams, latch doors and stone walls.
All four bedrooms are en-suite, one being on the ground floor for disabled use where required. The ground floor is open-plan with sitting and dining areas and modern kitchen. To the rear, enjoy the lovely raised garden.
The second of the three cottages is two bedrooms, one double and one twin. The bathroom has a bath while on the ground floor guests can sit and enjoy an open fire with kitchen and dining area close by.
Valley View has three bedrooms including one on the ground floor with wet room and shower. The beams have been retained in the seating area while the kitchen is full-equipped for self-catering.
Travertine stone floors add to the luxurious feel of the cottage which has three bedrooms in all, a king-sized and a twin on the first floor. The bathroom has bath and shower.
This detached stone property in the centre of Staithes has great sea views towards the harbour. It is Grade II listed and renovated to the highest standard. There is a comfortable and spacious sitting room with open fire in its original cast iron and carved wooden fireplace.
The modern kitchen has stone walls and the large dining table is a great place to sit. The sleeping accommodation is above; three doubles, one twin and a single. All in all, a great property for a Staithes holiday.
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